Scores

Final

Albany 63

(6-6, 4-4 away)

Drake 71

(8-3, 4-1 home)

    8:05 PM ET, December 23, 2013

    Knapp Center, Des Moines, Iowa

    1 2 T
    ALBY 26 3763
    DRKE 32 3971

    Top Performers

    Albany: J. Puk 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Drake: R. Carter 26 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Drake holds early lead, defeats Albany (NY) 71-63

    Associated Press

    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Richard Carter made two clutch buckets and five free throws for 9 of his 26 points in the final two minutes as Drake answered Albany's late-game push for a 71-63 victory on Monday.

    Albany scored the first points, but Drake (8-3) raced away on long-range shooting with a pair of 3-pointers from Jordan Daniels and three from Carter. The Bulldogs hit 10 of 19 from 3-point range.

    The Great Danes (6-6) fought back after halftime. John Puk scored 10 of his 16 points, Peter Hooley scored 9 of his 11 and assisted on four of five buckets, down the stretch as Albany closed to 60-59 on a DJ Evans 3-pointer. Evans finished with 14 points.

    After the Evan's 3 made it a one-point game, Drake's Chris Caird scored a layup and then Carter took over with a jumper, a three-point play and 4-for-4 free-throw shooting down the stretch.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ALBY
    DRKE
    Points 63 71
    FG Made-Attempted 24-51 (.471) 24-52 (.462)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 10-19 (.526)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-12 (.917) 13-19 (.684)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

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